This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
Beyond body mass index (BMI), body composition is increasingly recognized as central to a robust assessment of health risks. While BMI and waist circumference have served as a surrogate of body composition historically, new technologies, new applications of existing technologies, and an advanced understanding of the role of muscle and its quality in health have challenged us to advance our working knowledge and application of comprehensive body composition analysis to better understand the role of body composition in health. This session will inform on the limitations and gaps related to current, largely BMI-based approaches; inform on the rapidly advancing field; and challenge us to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to apply newer approaches in dietetics research and practice.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 3030, 1020, 5410
- Develop a working knowledge of various/select and common methods used to assess body composition and the strengths and limitations of each, as well as the role of training and certification in advancing the scientific goals in the field
- Describe the components of body composition in relation to chronic disease and physical function
- Identify the health implications of changes in lean and fat mass and distribution with age and weight loss
- Dympna Gallagher, EdD
- Tim Lohman, PhD
Moderator and Program Planner
- Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, FAND, FTOS
Planned with the Academy's Committee for Lifelong Learning